Here is a delicious recipe for spaghetti tossed with a sundried tomato cream sauce and chicken. This is one of my favorite pasta dishes because it’s incredibly flavorful and a little fancier than what I usually make, so it can be made for a quick dinner or special occassion. I added a side of roasted Brussels sprouts to complete the meal.
Creamy Sundried Tomato Spaghetti with Chicken
Whole grain spaghetti tossed with sundried tomato cream sauce and topped with chicken.
- 1 pound whole grain spaghetti
- 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, divided
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ tsp red pepper flakes
- 1¼ cups Chardonnay (or chicken broth)
- ¾ cup heavy cream
- 2/3 cup sundried tomatoes, julienned
- ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- ¼ tsp dried thyme
- ¼ tsp dried oregano
- ¼ tsp dried basil
- 1/4 cup sliced green onions or basil
- Preheat oven to 400˚F.
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil, then cook the spaghetti according to package instructions. Drain and set aside when done cooking.
- Season chicken with salt and pepper on each side.
- Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, and sear both sides until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side. You may need to sear the chicken in batches to prevent steaming in the pan.
- Place chicken on a foil-lined baking sheet and place into oven. Roast until completely cooked through, about 25-30 minutes.
- Melt remaining 2 tablespoons of butter in the skillet. Add minced garlic and red pepper flakes, and cook, stirring frequently, until garlic begins to brown, about 1-2 minutes. Stirr in Chardonnay (or chicken broth), heavy cream, sundried tomatoes, mozzarella, thyme, oregano, and basil.
- Bring the sauce to a boil; reduce the heat and simmer until slightly thickened, about 3-5 minutes.
- Add cooked spaghetti to the sauce and stir until well coated.
- When chicken is cooked through, add to the pan.
- Garnish with green onions and/or basil, if desired, and serve immediately.
Adapted from Damn Delicious
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